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Armed man at government building shot and wounded by Alberta Mounties

EDSON, Alta. — RCMP say police have shot and wounded an armed man at a provincial government building in western Alberta.

They say officers were called to the building that holds the courthouse and other government offices in Edson, east of Jasper.

Sgt. Josee Valiquette says officers tried to make a peaceful arrest but were unsuccessful and the man was shot.

He received medical treatment at the scene and no others were hurt.

Valiquette was unable to provide more details about the shooting.

She says the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating.

The Canadian Press

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